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sandgrain
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0 posted 06-25-2010 09:25 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain


My husband, Ray, had a stroke in Dec. and 2 re-occurrances in January.  During his hospital stays, his malfunctioning aortic valve was discovered. An angiogram in May showed he also needed a double by-pass.  

June 15th, the valve replacement and double by-pass were done.  He had a terrible time in ICU, nurses were on a constant run, but he didn't respond as expected, so an exploratory surgery was done June 17th,  removing blood clots from his chest.  Then he began improving.  Discharged today, he was transferred to a local nursing home for rehab, but he's very weak and tired.  His vein harvesting wounds are showing signs of infection and he's not breathing as well as he should be.  Last night he was kept in the hospital after almost being discharged, because his heart was out of rhythm.

Once he's on the mend from this, we have to tell him there's an aneurysm in his abdomen that needs to be fixed, too.

Any prayer or thoughts for his well being would be greatly appreciated.

Also, Randy, our oldest son drove here (Illinois) alone (from Sacramento, CA) to help us through this.  I pray for his safe return drive beginning the 30th.

Thanks to the greatest group of poets ever!

  Rae
1slick_lady
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of course you and he and your son are in our prayers
sandgrain
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2 posted 06-25-2010 11:00 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Thank you so much.

God bless,
Rae
ThisDiamond
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3 posted 06-26-2010 10:15 AM       View Profile for ThisDiamond   Email ThisDiamond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ThisDiamond's Home Page   View IP for ThisDiamond

Hugs Rae,
You and your family are in His Grace and care, that I know.
Prayers and hugs are with you.
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4 posted 06-27-2010 02:10 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I am so sorry to hear of this set-back he was doing so well.  I will hold Ray in my thoughts and prayers.  I also wish Randy a safe journey home as well.
nakdthoughts
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Rae, I will  keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers and hope for the best for all.

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Rae, you and your family are definitely in my thoughts and prayers for safety and recovery all around.

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Rae,

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Alison
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Rae, how is he doing now?
sandgrain
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Many thanks for each and every good thought and prayer.  Ray should be released from a local rehab center this week.  He walks unassisted with his walker, and is anxious to come home.  It's been a month and one day since his second surgery.  He's getting a bit of an appetite back, but no where near what he used to have.  He's down to 182 lbs. from over 200 before this began.  Now a size 40 waist, so I sent all his 46 and 44 size pants to Good Will along with his XL shirts.

God hears prayer.
Thanks again to each of you.

God bless,
Rae
Titia Geertman
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Glad to hear he's coming home. Hope his recovery will continue. Still keeping you both in my thoughts.

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sandgrain
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11 posted 07-20-2010 10:12 AM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Thanks, Titia.  Friday is his discharge day, so we're looking forward.  This coming Wed. we'll be back at the hospital where they'll take a better look at his aneurysm, to get a precise measurement.  Then we'll see his good doctor who will advise us.

Ray's goal has been to make the big family reunion, on his dad's side, in northern Wisconsin the first week in August.  I made reservations yesterday. Thanks be to God!

A most grateful heart,
   Rae
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